Parking

 

Section 51.207 of the Texas Education Code allows the University of Texas at Dallas to restrict parking on our campus to only those vehicles with a parking permit or pass from the University, and to issue citations to vehicles that do not display a current permit or pass. It also requires UT Dallas to enforce Texas vehicle inspection laws.

 

Parking Options
Option Cost, FY2017Fiscal Year 2017 Available Parking Spaces
Permits will be available for purchase
on the last week of July 2016.
* Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.
** For the guest of a department.
Green Permit

$130 / Year *Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.

Green parking

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Gold Permit

$230 / Year *Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.

Gold and Green parking

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Evening Orange Permit

$290 / Year *Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.

Gold and Green parking; plus Orange parking after 5:00 p.m.

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Orange Permit

$350 / Year *Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.

Orange, Gold, and Green parking

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Purple Permit

$580 / Year *Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.

Purple, Orange, Gold, and Green parking

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University Village Apartments Permit

$130 / Year *Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.

University Village Apartments parking; plus Green parking at Waterview Science and Technology Center (WSTC), Research and Operations Center (ROC), and Callier Center Dallas (CD)

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University Commons Residence Halls Permit

$130 / Year *Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.

University Commons Residence Halls parking; plus Green parking at Waterview Science and Technology Center (WSTC), Research and Operations Center (ROC), and Callier Center Dallas (CD)

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Handicap Permit

$130 / Year *Yearly parking permits are valid from the beginning of September of one year to end of August of the following year.

Handicap parking

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Pay-By-Space

$2 First Hour

+$1 / Additional Hour

Pay-by-Space metered parking

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Department Coupon Code Free **For the guest of a department.

Pay-by-Space metered parking

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Visitor Pass (Multiple Types) Free

Varies by type.

 

Campus:

Green parking

 

University Housing:

University Village Apartments parking

— or —

University Commons Residence Halls parking

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Permits will be available for purchase
on the last week of July 2016.

General Parking Permit Information

Buying a Permit

Parking permits are available to all current UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff. You can buy a permit in-person from the Parking Office (PS3 1.200) or you can buy your permit online and have it mailed directly to you. If you buy online, please print out your receipt and use it as a temporary 30-day parking pass. Please note, the Parking Office accepts credit cards but not cash nor checks at this time.

Students can purchase Orange, Evening Orange, Gold, or Green parking permits. Students living in University Housing can purchase either University Village Apartments or University Commons Residence Halls parking permits, depending on where they live. Faculty and staff can purchase Purple, Orange, Evening Orange, Gold, or Green parking permits. Handicap parking permits are also available (see below).

Students have from the first day of class until Census Day to buy a parking permit. Your parking permit is registered to you, but you can transfer it among any vehicles that you own. If your permit is lost, you will need to buy a new one at the current cost; If your permit is stolen, we will replace it once we get a copy of your sworn police statement regarding the theft.

Students, faculty, and staff may park in Green parking without a permit up until Census Day; All other parking areas will be enforced.

If you are a student and you return your parking permit on or before Fall or Spring Census Day, you are eligible for a prorated refund. If you are a faculty/staff member, you may inquire about your eligibility for a prorated refund when you exit UT Dallas.

When you purchase a Purple, Orange, Evening Orange, Gold, or Green parking permit for your car, you can request one additional free Open-Air Vehicle or Motorcycle permit of the same type.

You can upgrade your parking permit by turning in your permit in person to the Parking Office (PS3 1.200) and paying the price difference between the one you are returning and the upgraded permit that you want to buy. Students who move from University Village Apartments to the University Commons Residence Halls, or vice-versa, must exchange their current parking permit for the permit that’s appropriate to their new residence; this exchange is free of charge.

Displaying Your Permit

Displaying Your Permit

  • Cars: Lower corner of the driver’s side of the windshield.
  • Open-Air Vehicles: Back of the center rearview mirror.
  • Motorcycles: Upper right front fork.
Parking Enforcement

Parking regulations are continuously enforced for:

  • Fire lanes.
  • Loading docks.
  • Service zones.
  • Grass and all other areas where parking is prohibited.
  • Purple parking.
  • Orange parking.
  • Evening Orange parking.
  • Handicap parking.
  • Pay-by-Space metered parking.

Parking regulations are enforced Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., for Gold parking.

Parking regulations are enforced Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. for Green parking.

Parking regulations are enforced Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., for University Village Apartments and University Commons Residence Halls parking.

Violating parking regulations, including having a suspended or expired parking permit, may result in a citation.

Sorry, but no overnight campus parking is allowed without prior authorization from both Parking & Transportation and the University Police Department.

Handicap Permit

To use one of the Handicap parking spaces on campus, you must already own a State of Texas handicap license plate/hangtag/placard, and you must purchase a UT Dallas handicap permit. When purchasing your permit:

  • If you use a hangtag/placard, please present a copy of TxDMVTexas Department of Motor Vehicles Form VTR-214 (PDFPortable Document Format File) in-person or via email if you purchase your permit online. This is the same form you would have filed with the County Tax Assessor-Collector.
  • If you use a license plate, including a special one such as a Disabled Veterans plate or a Purple Heart plate, please present a copy of the tax receipt for your plate in-person or via email if you purchase your permit online.

If handicap spaces are not available, anyone with a Disabled Veterans plate, a Purple Heart plate, or a state-issued handicap plate/hangtag/placard, who is registered with the University (permit or visitor pass), may park in any available non-reserved parking space or metered parking space at no additional cost.

Decorated Veteran Parking

If your vehicle has been issued a specialty license plate for your extraordinary military service, once you register for parking with the University (permit or visitor pass) and contact the Parking Office (PS3 1.200) you will be exempt from paying for that parking fee. Please note, this exemption only applies when you are driving the vehicle. The Texas Transportation Code §504.315 and §504.316 identifies these specialty license plates as:

  • Disabled Veteran
  • Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Former Prisoner of War
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • Purple Heart Recipient
  • Legion of Valor (Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Medal of Honor)
  • Legion of Merit

Pay-By-Space

 

Pay-By-Space Kiosk

There are over 300 Pay-by-Space cash-less metered parking spaces on campus. To use one of these spaces, just remember your parking space number or stall number, go up to the nearest payment kiosk (“LUKE Machine”), tap any key to wake it up, then follow its instructions. You have three ways to pay:

  • Swipe your credit card or debit card through the kiosk.
  • Enter a Department Coupon Code.
  • If you already have an account with the PayByPhone service, you can pay through their web site; through their Android™, BlackBerry™, or iPhone® app; or by calling 888.450.7275. Their normal services fees will apply.

Please remember to keep your receipt; It shows the time when your meter expires. If your time has not yet expired, and you paid via credit/debit card or Department Coupon Code, you can return to the kiosk and add more time. If you used PayByPhone, you can add more time remotely, and even set up the service to send you an SMSShort Message Service five minutes before your time expires.

Download Step-by-Step Instructions & FAQ (PDFPortable Document Format File, 144KB)

Department Coupon Code

Please contact us if your department would like us to create a coupon code that you can hand out to your guests for use at Pay-By-Space metered parking spaces. We can create:

  • A single code.
  • A new code every month, which expires at the end of each month.
  • A code just for a special event, which lasts only for the duration of the event, or only for a limited number of transactions.

Once a month, we’ll send you a report of how often your code was used, and charge your department. Charges go directly to your cost center.

Visitor Pass

If you are a visitor to our campus, you can get a one-day parking pass from the Visitor Center or Parking Office when you bring in a photo ID. This type of pass is only good for the day that it’s been issued, will be issued to you no more than twice in the same week, and will allow you to park in Green parking spaces. For more frequent visits, please take advantage of our convenient Pay-by-Space parking, or contact the Parking Office for the latest prices on weekly parking passes.

If you own a current parking permit for UT Arlington or UT Southwestern Medical Center students, faculty, or staff, please bring in your receipt for that permit to the Parking Office (PS3 1.200) and we’ll give you a permit that will allow you to park in Green parking spaces.

If you are visiting as the guest of a student residing in the University Village Apartments, you can request a parking pass from their leasing office or from the Parking Office. This type of pass can be issued to last for more than one day, and will allow you to park in University Village Apartments parking spaces.

Likewise, if you are visiting as the guest of a student residing in the University Commons Residence Halls, you can request a multi-day parking pass from their leasing office or the Parking Office, which will allow you to park in University Commons Residence Halls parking spaces.

Request Parking Passes for Your Visitors >>

Citations

You can pay citations online, or in-person at the Parking Office (PS3 1.200). Please note, the Parking Office accepts credit cards but not cash nor checks at this time.

If you receive a citation, you will have 14 days to pay it. After 14 days, a $10 penalty will be added, and another $10 penalty will be added every month until it gets paid. Students with unpaid citations will not be able to register for classes and their grade records will not be released. Faculty and staff with unpaid citations will have their records marked, will have their parking permit revoked, and any renumerations owed them when they separate from the University will be blocked.

Appealing Citations

Students, faculty, and staff can appeal citations online.

Visitors can appeal citations online or by contacting Parking (972.883.2344 / park@utdallas.edu.

You have 14 days to appeal a citation after you receive it. If your appeal is rejected, your will then have 14 days to pay it.

UT Dallas Vehicle Impoundment Guidelines

In order to ensure safe and orderly parking on campus, and to protect the parking privileges of those who abide by the University’s parking policies, Parking and Transportation Services is expanding its parking enforcement to include vehicle impoundment (booting and/or towing).

Vehicle Impound Guidelines:

Vehicles parked on UT Dallas property may be impounded without prior notice at the owner’s expense for any of the reasons outlined below.

  1. Vehicles with three (3) or more past due citations
  2. Unauthorized parking in reserved parking areas
  3. Parking in prohibited areas (fire lanes, driving lanes, traffic lanes, driveways, sidewalks, dumpster spaces, intersections, grass, or any non-parking area)
  4. Parking in handicapped spaces without valid handicap credentials
  5. Unauthorized overnight parking
  6. Displaying a fraudulent, altered, or replicated permit or receipt
  7. Displaying a permit that has been reported lost or stolen
  8. Vehicles that do not display a valid state-issued license plate or current registration
  9. Vehicles with any citation over 12 months past due
  10. Any other reason authorized by law

Vehicle Impoundment Process: Vehicles meeting any of the above vehicle impoundment guidelines may be booted or towed at the owner’s expense. The University of Texas at Dallas is not responsible for any damage to a vehicle during impoundment, relocation, or storage.

Booting: The owner or driver of a booted vehicle may recover the vehicle after paying a $75.00 booting fee. The booting fee can be paid at the Parking Office during regular business hours, or any time through the online parking portal. Students, faculty and staff may log into the parking portal by using their UTD NetID and password. Non-affiliates may log into the parking portal by creating a guest account. The owner or driver of a booted vehicle may have the boot released after paying the $75.00 booting fee and bringing a valid driver’s license to the Parking Office. If the Parking Office is closed, the owner or driver can also bring their driver’s license to the campus Police Department to have their boot released. The owner or driver of a booted vehicle has 24 hours from the time the vehicle is booted to pay the booting fee and have the vehicle released. Booted vehicles will be towed off campus at the owner’s expense if the booting fee is not paid within 24 hours from the time the vehicle is booted.

Booted vehicles are not allowed to park on UT Dallas property after the boot is released until all citations are paid, or a payment plan is established with Parking and Transportation Services. Previously booted vehicles are subject to towing if parked on UT Dallas property without paying all outstanding citations, or if the owner or driver defaults on a previously established payment plan or does not make payments on time.

Towing: A vehicle’s owner may recover an impounded vehicle after paying all impound fees due. For additional information about impound fees and documentation needed to recover an impounded vehicle, please contact Signature Towing (972.423.4010 / www.signaturetowing.com).

Suspension of Parking Privileges: Impounded vehicles are not allowed to park on UT Dallas property until all outstanding citations have been paid, or a payment plan has been established. Failure to comply may result in additional vehicle impoundment at the vehicle owner’s expense.